Allens - who have a store in Carlow - will celebrate 70 years in business with a 'massive sale'

First 70 purchases will also receive a special goodie bag

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Pictured launching Allens' 70th Celebrations are some of the Allen's Carlow team, from left to right - Darius Holowid, Sylvia Hande, Betty McHugh, Paul Farrell

Allens of Castle Street, Carlow will celebrate 70 years in business with a massive sale on selected homewares, interiors, luxury bedding, kitchenware and gifts.

Celebrations and special offers will start on Saturday, August 11 at 9.30 am. The first 70 purchases will receive a special goodie bag and all customers can enter a draw to win a €700 shopping spree at one of Allens' five stores.

The Allens Group is an Irish family business, originally founded by Patrick and Mary Allen on High Street, Kilkenny in 1948. Allens expanded in 1980 with a store at Castle Street in Carlow.

In 2004 the Group opened another store in Church Street, Athlone and has two stores on Limerick’s William Street - one for gifts and kitchen products, opened in 2011, and another, opened in 2016, dedicated to premium bed linen and interiors.

Allens is now managed by the family’s third generation, brothers Mark, Paul and Keith Allen.

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The Allens Group employs nearly 50 people across its five locations and has just launched its online store at

“We are so proud to honour the legacy of our grandparents, Mary and Patrick Allen along with our father Patrick, who opened the very first Allens.

"It was through their hard work and dedication that Allens has expanded and is thriving today and we are very proud to celebrate their achievements and continue their legacy.

"We want to thank all of our customers for their continued support and have a range of very special offers in store to celebrate our 70th anniversary” said Mark Allen.

Allens specialises in kitchenware, gifts, beautiful bedding ranges and home accessories. The stores offer renowned brands including Tipperary Crystal, Newbridge Silverware, Le Creuset, Meyer, Prestige, Denby and the Jamie Oliver kitchen and dining ranges.

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